Paul de Armond
Whatcom Environmental Council
P.O. Box 5451
Bellingham, WA 98227-5451
Copyright 1995 by Whatcom Environmental Council
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Research for this report was supported in part by a grant from the Wilderness Society.
Table of Contents
1987 – 1989
Wise Use begins building a network of industry funded lobbying groups.
1990 – 1991
Wise Use in Western Washington aligns itself with the real estate and development industry. The passage of the Washington Growth Management Act opens up a powerful source of political money.
Wise Use builds its political network of county-level property rights groups.
WiseUse begins to collect on its electoral strategy.
The judicial nemesis. The Wise Use drift towards extremism accelerates.
The Growth Management Act and “takings” claims
Wise Use, property rights and the county secession movement
Abusing public process as an obstructionist tactic
Right-wing legal foundations
The Keystone Forum PAC
Keystone PAC and independent expenditure campaigns
Wise Use and political extremism
Chronological list of sources